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tandem bicycle

a bicycle for two or more persons, having seats and corresponding sets of pedals arranged in tandem, especially popular in the 19th century.
Origin of tandem bicycle
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He did not want a tandem bicycle, but that influenced him not at all.

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
  • Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a "spin" on my tandem bicycle.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • For a young and newly married couple, a tandem bicycle must be, I should imagine, a delightful bond.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells
  • He blew into this one day and his roving eye fell on a tandem bicycle.

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
  • The riders of the tandem bicycle began to run it up hill, past the other vehicles.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells

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